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Rhythm and Movement

Applications of Dalcroze Eurhythmics

By Elsa Findlay

Applications of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Composed by Elsa Findlay. Classroom/Pre-School; Orff/Kodaly/Dalcroze (Suzuki); Rhythm/Activity; Suzuki. Book. 96 pages. Alfred Music #00-0078. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0078).

Item Number: AP.0078

ISBN 9780874870787. English.

Of the three elements of music---rhythm, melody, and harmony---rhythm has received the least attention from the theorists, yet it is indisputably the basic element without which there is no musical art. Such is the first sentence of this book on use of the body to express musical rhythm. Elsa Findlay is eminently qualified to write on this subject, having been a student of Emile-Jaques Dalcroze, the master himself, and also from her own experience in a variety of teaching situations. These included schools of dance and theater, colleges and universities, and The Cleveland Institute of Music, one of the first to offer a BMus degree with a major in eurhythmics. Each chapter concentrates on a different phase of rhythm: tempo, dynamics, duration, metrical patterns, speech and rhythm patterns, phrase and form, pitch and melody, and creative expression. Activities for each phase are outlined in detail and illustrated by charming drawings and photos. Appendices furnish further suggestions for exercises, games, action songs, and suitable music.

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  • July 27, 2007 It facilitates education in children.

    Rhythm and Movement are a great aid for those who we taught music to young students. It grants tools simple and clear to the professor to approach different the thematic ones from music with children (and why not to say it, with people of more age). The Dalcroze method is...

    quite useful in the education of music, and this book in individual gives one more a simplified version him and enriched as well.

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